One more person fell victim to a bogus but lucrative phone call from a fictitious company that promised easy money and thus lost hard-earned Rs 4,17,000.
According to police, the victim, Bodhiratna Gautam Fulzele (22), resident of Manavatanagar, near TV Tower, Seminary Hills, Nagpur, received a call on his mobile phone. The caller told Fulzele that he was speaking from the credit guarantee trust company named Micro and Small Enterprise’s Trust that gives loans to needy persons for establishing their businesses. Loans at less interest and without guarantors. The caller further told Fulzele that Government also gives subsidy on the loan and the Chief Officer of the Trust is retired IAS officer K M Acharya. For further information the website of Trust www.cgtmse.govt.in can be logged in, the caller told Fulzele. Subsequently, Fulzele applied to the Trust for online business application and Rs 40,00,000 loan. However, for procuring the loan, Fulzele had to show 30 percent of loan amount in his bank account. Accordingly, Bodhiratna Gautam Fulzele deposited Rs 4,00,000 in his bank account and informed the Trust. Thereafter, about a month later, Acharya called Fulzele to Howrah (Kolkata). When Bodhiratna Fulzele went to Howrah and stayed at Nataraja Hotel, two officials of Micro and Small Enterprise’s Trust met him and took 15 cheques of PNB and 10 cheques of SBI from him. The two officials slyly took ATM Card and its Password from Fulzele. And from 30.4.2014 to 25.6.2014, the two officials fraudulently withdrew Rs 4,17,000 from Fulzele’s account and thus cheated him. When Fulzele came to know that he has been cheated, he lodged a complaint with Gittikhadan Police Station against the two officials identified as K M Acharya and Sheikh Ibrahim. PSI Baghel has booked the two tricksters under Sections 420, 34 of the IPC and is probing the matter further.